In discussions about what we should eat or not eat, and how much or how little, one of the few things everyone agrees on is that we gas and bloating MUCH more than what we let on. Whether this is from too much gas in the diet, or from foods thatdensity in our digestive tract, no-one seems to be able to agree.
To cut to the chase: bloating is often a sign of damage to the digestive tract endocrine system, and is signaling an need for a repair.
The digestive tract is the trip of a huge range of chemicals through the walls of our tiny and very efficient little bodies. We, as a species, have proliferated in these rolls for centuries. Our digestive tracts, it seems, have become a Sodagus-like structure that large and unyielding rivers of digestive materialume up from the colon and help move food and waste products through the main body of our digestive tract.
When the digestive tract has been compromised in any way, however, even by small amounts of gas or bloating, many of these chemicals get backed up. It’s almost impossible to get rid of them. With age, constipation, IBS, and the other disorders they can cause, it’s only a matter of time before the whole equation slows down.
It seems that many people are struggling with some type of digestive upset every day, and there are products and schools that exist specifically to help ease the pain. Of course, home remedies are a reliable resource of goods, but what, exactly, can you do to soothe your indigestion?
Your first line of defense against gas and bloating might surprise you: your diet. It’s been well established that what we eat can significantly help relieve the symptoms of gas, bloating, heartburn, and especially esophageal strictness. Whether because of overall nutrition or particular foods, the right diet can keep digestive problems at bay. Specific foods and food groups are necessary for digestive success.
The key is to keep your overall diet healthy, and make sure that you are incorporating a variety of whole, fresh, and unprocessed foods. Including a range of different foods ensures that you are getting the range of nutrients your body needs, and didn’t upset your digestion. Add to your diet fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and a few self-proclaimed “superfoods,” such as Aloe Vera, which is rich in essential sugars. It has natural and active digestive properties, which greatly benefit digestion and regularity.
Whole Grains. Simple carbohydrates are the best, especially complex carbohydrates, which can be found in whole grains like barley, whole wheat, and brown rice. Aim to cut out simple carbs and incorporating foods loaded with sugar.
Beans. Beans are a great source of protein and fiber. Most types are inexpensive, and readily available all year round.
Soy. Edamame and soya beans are delicious, and a great alternative to meat.
Watercress. endorse a minimum of 4 servings of watercress each week. This can take the form of a fresh salad, a cold salad, a soup, or even a sparkling mineral water.
Nuts. Eat at least a handful of raw, unsalted nuts a day.
Gemmonds. A recent study found that almond eaters suffer less from gastrointestinal problems than those who eat other types of nuts.
Tahini. Raw, unsalted gemmonds can also substitute as a delicious, nutrient-rich oils that can be used in cooking.
Lemons and Limes. Grapefruit, lemons, and limes are loaded with digestive-friendly nutrients, and are often a staple in many people’s fridge.
Cucumbers. Cucumbers are known as a source of vitamin Curran, which helps maintain a strong mucus lining and healthy ph. Phromyoclinic Acid is a type of nutrient that produces the mucus which protects the throat and nose.
And many other foods. A well-rounded diet of fresh, whole foods is the most effective. A few additional diet tips to consider are:
Reduce Salt. Salty foods can increase the risk of health problems, such as high blood pressure.
Reduce Sugar. Increased sugar consumption is associated with a higher risk for diabetes. Tip: Choose sugar-free beverages and foods.
Cut Refined Grains and Carbohydrates. Many processed grains are converted to sugar during processing. Oats, quinoa, brown rice, and buckwheat are delicious and nutritious without sugar.
Add Protein. Protein helps aid in weight loss and optimal health.
Add Nuts and Nut Butters. Nuts are high in protein and make a great snack. Make sure they are unsalted.